Kieran Donaghy has called on the GAA to shut down internet fan forums.
The four-time Kerry All-Ireland winner has no issue with individuals expressing opinions online if they can be held accountable. It is anonymity with which he has a problem.
"If the GAA was to do one thing I’d shut down everyone one of those forums, they are such a negative forum, (there’s) lot of poison inside in them and people giving out," Donaghy said at the launch of the 18th season of TG4's Laochra Gael series.
And there is literally no need for it because 90 per cent of the people don’t have a clue what they are talking about anyway.
But it gives them a massive voice to talk about people, talk about jobs they have done or say they should have done this or should have done that, getting personal with people, the one thing the GAA would be doing I’d shut down all the forums. I’d shut them down.
The Tralee man believes that young players are now under a microscope far more intense than any seen before.
"Show me any good that comes out of them and show me that I’m wrong," he added regarding fan forums.
"There is enough social media out there to let you know if a game is off or on or whatever. These forums, I think all they’re for is negativity."
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